Non-ectopic Duplicity of the Ureter: Clinical Implications

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Garbelotti Junior, S. A.; Rodrigues Pereira, V.; Marques, S. R.; Moraes de Carvalho, L. O. & Olave, E.


Duplication of the urinary tract is the most frequent variation of this system and may present as complete or incomplete duplication, as well as ectopic insertion throughout all parts of the urinary system from distal to the bladder. This article presents a complete non-ectopic duplication of the ureter in the left kidney of a cadaver of one Brazilian individual of male sex. In this study, both ureters originated in the renal hilum and continued to the urinary bladder separately, opening into different ostia, in the area of the bladder trigone, where the ostium belonging to the ureter that draining the upper pole presented a distal and lateral position in relation to the ostium of the ureter draining the lower pole. This arrangement is an exception to the Weigert-Meyer rule, which indicates that the ureter of the upper pole, due to its longer fixation to the mesonephric duct, presents a greater migration, ending medial and inferior to the ureter draining the inferior pole in 97 % of cases.

KEY WORDS: Anatomy; Urinary system; Ureter duplication.

How to cite this article

GARBELOTTI JUNIOR, S.A.; RODRIGUES PEREIRA, V.; MARQUES, S. R.; MORAES DE CARVALHO, L. O. & OLAVE, E. Non-ectopic duplicity of the ureter: clinical implications. Int. J. Morphol., 35(2):611-614, 2017.